ERIC Number: ED346256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Columbia/Willamette Skill Builders Consortium. Final Performance Report. Appendix 5B Anodizing Inc. (Aluminum Extrusion Manufacturing). Basic Measurement Math. Instructors' Reports and Sample Curriculum Materials.
Taylor, Marjorie; And Others
Anodizing, Inc., Teamsters Local 162, and Mt. Hood Community College (Oregon) developed a workplace literacy program for workers at Anodizing. These workers did not have the basic skill competencies to benefit from company training efforts in statistical process control and quality assurance and were not able to advance to lead and supervisory positions. Some workers had limited English proficiency. Supervisors conducted the initial recruitment; certain individuals were required to attend. The course was held on company time. Learner selection was based on a pretest; 36 were selected. Initial task analysis was conducted with two supervisors and followed up with three workers. Operations with measurements and counting problems were selected as curriculum emphases. Learners were administered pre- and post-tests. Formative and summative evaluations of the program were conducted. It was found that the company was initially very supportive, the attendance factor was the most discouraging aspect, and the classes were not really conducted on company time. (The four-page report is followed by these appendixes: learner data forms and summary; completed learner evaluation forms; and class materials--worksheets, pretests, and review sheets with answer keys; handouts/overhead transparencies; and forms, such as course summary, training plan, attendance sheets, learner evaluation, and supervisor evaluation of employee.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, English (Second Language), Inplant Programs, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Metal Industry, Pretests Posttests, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Second Language Instruction, Unions, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon